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Jamesons

..hehe. At a music fest this week and taking in a whack of indie bands. Cool venues for tunes but so far my favorite things was one of the musicians who entered onto the church stage to start playing, ‘…well I have never played in an actual church before. SHhhhhhhh….don’t tell Jesus I only had Jamesons for supper..’. He seemed it but played like a fiend…between the meteor shower and bands every night I am exausted.

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Posted by on October 22, 2011 in Construction

 

Accessorizing The Gate

..hunting season starts in a couple of weeks and the traffic near my place has been 3 times as busy as usual..so 3 atv’s this week went by my place..mostly near dusk..this week 2 of them decided to use my private driveway..not that I mind sharing but I don’t like encouraging people to come to the area when I don’t know them, especially when they take my entry chains down..that is when thefts happen.  So I strung up some more orange tape so nobody accidentally drives into it..and a new ‘Keep Out’ sign so people won’t make a mistake and accidentally take the chain down..I don’t actually know how someone could accidentally take a chain down for the record.

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Posted by on October 21, 2011 in Construction

 

The Orionids

The radiant of the Orionids is located between the constellations Orion and Gemini (in the south-eastern sky before dawn, as viewed from mid-northern latitudes. The most active time of the meteor shower will be in the early morning of October 21, 6 a.m. EST.

It is not nearly as active as the crappy Persied meteor shower from August ( during a full moon..not much to see ) and in a dark clear night you COULD see up to 25 meteors per hour…or be like me and see something out of the corner of my eye and turn my head in time to miss the meteor…everytime. It is nearly a full moon for this shower with the moon rising just after midnight..stealing some light..so get out early and hope for the best!

Most of this info is from wikipedia..but there are no actual meteors on that website..they are only in the sky!

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..sort of looks like orion at a disco..

…and I was up at 5:30..one of the perks of having a young dog..the conditons were not great due to the moon as I mentioned..hard to stand still and look for meteors with Loki as she is constantly trying to pull your arm off with the leash. So much to learn! Hopefully tonight will be better as I can sleep in tomorrow and stay out more during the night.
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Posted by on October 20, 2011 in fun

 

Fall Delivers

..both leaves and cords of wood appear to be falling in the yard. The leaves go in as compost in the compost pile and the wood goes to the ash pile..after copious burning that is. Move and stack, move and cut, move and burn…sounds like a new dance sensation that is sweeping the nation.

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Need to get it all stacked and move onto our next projects..so hard to get work done when you only have an hour of light left after getting home off the bus…if I could just cut down that hour and a half commute…

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2011 in heat

 

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Passive Solar Heater Quick Test

..I wanted to try out the heater so I cardboared and taped a window in the house and cut around the intake for the heater..just as I got it set up and went inside it clouded over for the day..how much is the temperature supposed to go up in a house aft 21 seconds..blurg. I know of something else to fix on the new heater too..the intake should go from the back into the house via the intake and not from the top..also much bigger!

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Posted by on October 17, 2011 in Construction

 

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Loki

Meet Loki..we met earlier in the week after I saw an ad where someone was getting rid of their 8 month old border collie/jack russell terrier due to jobs changing so we adopted her. I have been keeping an eye out for this mix for a while and she seemed like she had a good personality..friendly and smart..and also very hyper. Nova ( our old deceased border collie) was a spaz until she was 2 and it seems like Loki will be the same..learns quick so far but hard to keep her focus when there is anything at else going on and she does not care about treats ( but does care WAY TOO MUCH ABOUT THE CHICKS).  First night with Loki was difficult as she could not settle in. Night 2 was much better and today she seems to have things all sorted..and she stopped licking Jangos face and chasing him to do it. Jango met her before we brought her home but when Loki gets wound up but there is no off button..he stopped wanting to play after 1/2 hour and started to bare his teeth. Lokis response to this was to lick his teeth and he growled at her..after that Jango didn’t know what to do. Training and getting to know each other is the only thing we have planned..and no, I did not get the puppy just so I would have something to post about.

Need to stop zooming in so much when I am creating those photo grids too..too much distortion when I zoom too much…or stop using a camera phone as my primary camera

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Posted by on October 16, 2011 in Construction

 

Giving a mountain ash a better life

..I found this little guy huddled under a bunch of alders I was trimming out of the overgrown ‘ditch’ out near the main road in. I could not cut him down like the rest of the doomed trees..a diamond in the rough..so I dug him out and later When the work was done I planted him in the rear side of our new flower bed from a week ago. We always had mountain ash in our yard growing up. Nice orange berries in the fall.

We all do our part for road chores. I trimmed up the ditches and some of the other folks laid down some fresh gravel..winter is coming.

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Posted by on October 15, 2011 in Construction, Gardening

 

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